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    Thanks hvac. Yes, I may be a little...

    Thanks hvac.

    Yes, I may be a little overcharged but I did not mention I had a bad high side schrader I replaced that did leak some while I was debugging that issue. Plus all the gauge hook ups...
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    Heat Pump going into defrost prematurely

    I have a 20 year old 2 ton York E1FH heat pump with TXV on outdoor unit, but no TXV on indoor coil.

    The unit is prematurely entering defrost when in heat mode. Depending on the outdoor temp it...
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    Smallest 3 ton A/C coil size

    I am having to consider replacement of my 2 ton aging heat pump. Load calc and usage tells me it is undersized since an addition was put on by the previous owner. Load calc tells me I need between...
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    Thanks mass. I will try lowering the float...

    Thanks mass.

    I will try lowering the float this weekend and see if it helps.
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    Sump pump float height

    I'm struggling with a wet basement and need to verify if my sump pump is kicking on and off at the correct water height, and if changing it will help.

    I live on a hill that descends south to...
  6. Just to clarify is this a wood stove or gas stove?

    Just to clarify is this a wood stove or gas stove?
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    Finding where an exterior drain goes

    I need to do some drainage work around my house but first need to locate where several drains run. They may be partly responsible for my water problems, or helpful in my drainage solution.

    I...
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    The old rule of thumb says a 2 ton should cool...

    The old rule of thumb says a 2 ton should cool that amount of area, but to know for sure you should do a Manual J. Who knows maybe you only need a 1.5 ton.

    I would say run the other way if...
  9. Question: Cold House

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    It may be as simple as dampers closed on those...

    It may be as simple as dampers closed on those runs. Check that first.
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    Yes, that is something to check into. The tstat...

    Yes, that is something to check into. The tstat may be erroneously running just the blower and not energizing the furnace. Next time this happens check you G and W terminals at the tstat.
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    Yes trace down the noise. Tangentially, I am...

    Yes trace down the noise. Tangentially, I am interested to know what Honeywell thinks is normal about this - that is, keeping something energized.
  12. A Manual J is an intricate calculation that tells...

    A Manual J is an intricate calculation that tells you how big a furnace you need. Unlike the "rule of thumb" hvac is posting a Manual J goes into detail about insulation values, door and window...
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    The fact that you are not getting any codes may...

    The fact that you are not getting any codes may mean this is a power issue to your inducer motor. Perhaps not being trigger from the control board due to bad board, perhaps something in the wiring...
  14. Question: Electric heater

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    Since I'm not exactly sure what crazy mean,...

    Since I'm not exactly sure what crazy mean, perhaps you can provide more details, but, yes, it will use a fair amount of electricity to generate any heat. Hence electric resistive is not very cost...
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    Conversion is not a good term here. You will...

    Conversion is not a good term here. You will need to replace the furnace. That should give you some sense of the amount of work. I would look into a heat pump if you are going to an electric...
  16. Question: Baseboard heaters

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    Yup, just like hvac said: size the circuit and...

    Yup, just like hvac said: size the circuit and tstat right and you can daisy chain more than one. I have one circuit with up to 3: 1KW, 1.5KW and 1.85KW.
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    There are a couple things you can do to verify it...

    There are a couple things you can do to verify it is working right. Start by just running your EM heat by switching your tstat to that and jacking up the temp. The heat pump should not be running...
  18. Question: Heater make moise

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    Mine too, but we really need some more...

    Mine too, but we really need some more information on your issue. Otherwise, you get the prize for the shortest post :-)
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    When are dealing with someone with breathing...

    When are dealing with someone with breathing problems, yes, A/C will help as hvac has said.

    If the addition can be zoned from the rest of the dwelling you could consider a PTAC for the addition. ...
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    Try posting a separate thread for your problem to...

    Try posting a separate thread for your problem to maximize any responses.
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    Those are feasible causes, but I am not sure what...

    Those are feasible causes, but I am not sure what book you are referring to. If you are referring to the Manual for the System board/controller then that's pretty definitive. If not contact the...
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    Start with the simple things as mentioned such as...

    Start with the simple things as mentioned such as the flame sensor. From there you will need a multimeter to determine what is calling what to pin down the exact problem.
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    Was a Manual J done to produce the heat loss you...

    Was a Manual J done to produce the heat loss you have on your report. If so, what is that number?
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    Simple answer: you need a new furnace. If you...

    Simple answer: you need a new furnace. If you want to know what to expect for operational costs please post your current gas furnace's size, AFUE (or model number), and your KWH cost including...
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    No replace it yesterday. Remember propane can be...

    No replace it yesterday. Remember propane can be dangerous because it ignites easily and because it is heavier than air, it does not dissipate quickly, and leaks can collect in invisible, highly...
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    Be sure to check with your local codes office and...

    Be sure to check with your local codes office and your insurance company. If you find you are violating their stricter requirements you can install a noncombustible surface over the combustible one...
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    Check your high temp limit switch and pressure...

    Check your high temp limit switch and pressure switch, and let us know what you find.
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    Please post make and model of unit. In the...

    Please post make and model of unit.

    In the meantime start checking some basics such as blocked intake or exhaust, water in any hoses or diaphragms, dirty sensors, etc.
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    We could debate all day long about which brand is...

    We could debate all day long about which brand is better, but In my opinion a superior brand can be turned into junk when installed wrong. If you feel you have a good installer I would go with one...
  30. That voltage is too low. It should be 120VAC. ...

    That voltage is too low. It should be 120VAC. Start checking voltages elsewhere such as to the board, line and load of your transformer.
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    What are the service techs doing to fix the...

    What are the service techs doing to fix the problem? There may be a permanent fix to this issue if we knew more.
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    If your heat pump appears to heat just fine then...

    If your heat pump appears to heat just fine then I would stick with that. The next safest avenue would be to use an electrical space heater, if your wiring is up to it. To save money in college I...
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    What was the old thermostat? Do you have a two...

    What was the old thermostat? Do you have a two stage heat pump, and what is your backup? Knowing what the E and W1 wires go to and control will solve the mystery.
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    Couldn't hurt to verify you have no blockages in...

    Couldn't hurt to verify you have no blockages in your intake or exhaust. Do you have power to the gas valve to actuate?
  35. Question: Load Calculation

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    I can't say it any better than HVAC1000. Its...

    I can't say it any better than HVAC1000. Its sounds like some did a partial Manual J by at least measuring living volume, so those are the guys you might want to call back for a more detailed eval. ...
  36. From ahridirectory.org here is what I get: ...

    From ahridirectory.org here is what I get:



    ModelNumber CoilModelNumber Capacity95FHigh EER95F SEER HighHeat47F HSPF LowHeat17F...
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    Just to clarify you replaced your HP's circuit...

    Just to clarify you replaced your HP's circuit board and don't know where the original control wires go?
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    On the other hand wiring the outdoor sensor into...

    On the other hand wiring the outdoor sensor into your tstat can give you added control you may not get when wiring it directly into the HP. For instance I can lock-out my aux heat from running until...
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    I'm in New York and never heard of that one,...

    I'm in New York and never heard of that one, unless there is something your local code office supersedes I'd look into that, and file a complaint with BBB.



    Yes, that is legit.
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    There is no reason to replace the entire run,...

    There is no reason to replace the entire run, just replace that small section, and maybe route or protect it from this in the future.

    Have the HVAC tech remove the damaged section carefully so you...
  41. Question: Heat Pump upgrade

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    If those SEER and HSPF numbers are correct, you...

    If those SEER and HSPF numbers are correct, you might reduce your cooling costs a little by upgrading to a newer unit, but not much on the heating side.

    My aging York is pushing 20, so you may...
  42. Question: Evaporator coil.

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    No and no to both questions with various...

    No and no to both questions with various theoretical exceptions.
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    Make sure that each contractor does a load calc...

    Make sure that each contractor does a load calc (aka Manual J) to make certain they sizing the system properly. Be sure to discuss your planned renovations that will make the house more energy...
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    I'm at a loss also. What's your real question?

    I'm at a loss also. What's your real question?
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    Two phases. :D Actually most homes have just...

    Two phases. :D

    Actually most homes have just single phase. Many commercial businesses have 3 phase. What is your question?
  46. No. Just make sure the circuit can handle...

    No. Just make sure the circuit can handle whatever you're plugging in.
  47. Question: Natural gas smell

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    No. Are we talking Natural Gas or Propane. If...

    No. Are we talking Natural Gas or Propane. If this is an exhaust problem you could also be venting CO as well.

    All the more reason to get this checked out yesterday.
  48. You have two issues: performance and warranty. ...

    You have two issues: performance and warranty. It is unlikely you will get the full 13 SEER if sticking with your current indoor coil. It will be > 10 and < 13. Are you okay with operating costs...
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    You are in the ideal climate for a heat pump: ...

    You are in the ideal climate for a heat pump: high need for cooling/dehumidification, and mild winters. Make sure a Manual J is done to determine the proper sized equipment. While I'm not a big...
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    What is your backup/auxiliary heat source: ...

    What is your backup/auxiliary heat source: furnace or heat strips? Does the air coming out of the vents feel like room air temp, or much warmer like the heat is on?
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